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Publication numberUS920343 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1909
Filing dateJan 21, 1907
Priority dateJan 21, 1907
Publication numberUS 920343 A, US 920343A, US-A-920343, US920343 A, US920343A
InventorsWilliam J Kelly, Peter J Germain
Original AssigneeDavid Ogilvie, William J Kelly, Peter J Germain
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 920343 A
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APPLICATION FILED JAN. 21, 1907- Patented May 4, 1909.




Patented May 4, 1909.


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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 4, 1909.

Application filed January 21, 1907. Serial No. 353,240.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, .Ynauuar J. KELLY 7 is a top plan view of the same.

and PETER J. Gen .HN, both citizens of the United States, residing in the city and county of Denver and State of olorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Boards; and we do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of refer ence marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

Our invention relates to improvements in ironing boards of the class set forth in our application filed Feb. 16th, 1906, Serial Number 301,355.

Our present invention relates to certain novel features not disclosed in the aforesaid application, all of which will be fully understood by reference to the accompanying drawing in which is illustrated an embodiment thereof.

In this drawing, Figure 1 is a side elevation of our improved construction, the. wall or stationary support to which the board is attached being shown in section. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the supporting plate provided with a series of sockets adapted to re ceive corresponding journals attached to one extremity of the board. Fig. 3 is a top view of the board partly broken away and illustrating the manner of connecting its journals with the sockets of the supporting plate. In this view the journals are shown in engagement with the recess extensions of the sockets and in position to be moved into engagement with the sockets proper. Fig. at is a similar view showing the journals engaging the sockets. In this view the swinging arm for supporting the board in the vertical position when disconnected from the sockets is shown in dotted lines. In Fig. 3 this same arm is partly broken away. Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the construction showing the ironing board in the raised position and with the swinging arm in the supporting position. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view in perspective illustrating the interlocking features of the board and socket plate. Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing a modified form of construction for connecting the ironing board with the wall or other suitable stationary support. Fig.

Fig. 8 is a vertical section taken through Fig. 7. Fig. 9 is a view illustrating the ironing sleeve in plan and side elevation. Fig. 10 is a sectional view of the socket for receiving the T-extremity of one member of the telescoping supporting arm. This is a view taken on the line 7 -5 Fig. 11 viewed in the direction of the arrow. Fig. ll is an underneath view of the construction shown in Fig. 10. Fig. 12 is a plan view of the T- cxtremity of one member of the supporting arm. Fig. 13 is a side elevation of the same. Fig. H- is a plan view of the lower extren'iity of one member of the supporting arm. showing the manner of connecting it with the stationary support.

The same reference characters same parts in all the views.

Let the numeral designate the ironing board whose rear extremity or that adjacent the wall (3. is provided with angle brackets 7 carrying jomnals 8 adapted to enter sockcts 9 mounted on a plate 10 secured to the walls (3 by fastening devices 12. These sockets or bearings 9 are provided with mental extensions 9 adapted to form guide recesses for the journals 8 prc mratory to their insertion in the bearings 9. In other words when it is desired to connect the ironing board with the supporting plate. the board is placed in position so that the journals 8 shall rest upon the segmental cxtcnsions 9. The journals are then in alinement with the bearings 9 and a lateral movement of the board in the proper direction will cause the journals to enter the said bearings. These two steps of the operation are illustrated in Figs. 3 and lof the drawing.

As shown in the drawing the plate 10 is provided with a series of pairs of bearings arranged at different elevations, whereby the vertical position of the board may be regulated as desired. The board is further supported intermediate its extremities by an arm 18 composed of two telescoping membcrs 14- and 15. The member 15 telescopes within the member 14, the latter being provided with an opening 16 in which is threaded a set screw 17 adapted to enter recesses 18 formed in the member 15, for locking the two members in the desired position of ad j ustment. The upper extremity of the member 15 is provided with a T-head 19 adapted indicate the to engage a socket or bearing attached to the side members of the bracket and engagthe central partof the board on the under side by fastening dev1ces 21. This bearlng 20 consists of a sleeve cut away as shown at 32 to allow the upper part of the member 15 to enter the bearing, and also to permit the said member to have a swinging movement of suflicient range to permit the desired degree of adjustment incident to the change of the angle between the supp rting arm and the board incident to the placing of the board in different vertical positions. The member let of the supporting arm is provided its lower extremity with a hook 24: adapted to engage a loop 25 secured to a stationary support 26 connected with the wall 6 or other suitable stationary device.

In the form of construction shown in Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive, the ironing board when not in use may be supported in a position parallel with the wall 6, by means of a swinging arm 27 which is pivotally con nected with the wall at one extremity, while its other extremity may be swung into engagement with a bracket 29, whereby the arm is supported in a horizontal position. The swinging arm 27 when in the position shown in Fig. re rests upon the bracket 29 which is provided with a hook 29 at its outer extremity to prevent the rod from slipping off the bracket.

In the form of construct-ion shown in Figs. 6 to 8 inclusive, the wall 6 is provided with vertically disposed tongues 30 adapted to enter counterpart grooves formed in plates 31 with which a bracket 32 is provided. This bracket is composed of a rearwardly located member 33, two parallel side members 3% and two horizontally disposed separated members designated 35 and 36 respectively. The parts and 36 are secured to the side members 3% by suitable fastening devices and are suiiiciently separated to permit the insertion of the rear extremity of the board when the latter is in use. When the board is so inserted, it is held against longitudinal movement by set bolts 37 threaded in ing the opposite edges of the board. This bracket is held in the desired position of vertical adjustment by means of a set screw 33 adapted to enter a series of recesses 39 formed in a plate 40 secured to the wall 6 intermediate the tongues 30. In this form of construction when the board is not in use, it may be removed from the bracket by loosening the set scre s 37 and detaching it from its supporting arm. The board may then be inserted in the bracket between the sides 34 thereof and the rear extremities of the plates 35 and 36.

From the foregoing description, the man ner of using and adjusting our improved ironing board will be readily understood and need not be explained more in detail.

In our present form of construction, the board is equipped with a sleeve ironing device ll pivotally connected with the board proper by means of a set bolt 42 which passes through a plain opening formed in the sleeve ironing device and enters a threaded socket in the board. By virtue of this construction the sleeve ironing device may be swung to any desired position, whereby it may be made to project from the board on either side as may be desired.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim is:

An ironing board provided at its rear eX- tremity with ournals, in combination with a series of sets of sockets or bearings, arranged at different elevations and adapted to receive the journals of the board, each set of bearings being provided with segmental extensions forming guide rests for the journals preparatory to insertion by a ateral thrust, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof we aiiiX our'signatures in presence of two witnesses.


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